Conference Content

Smart Industry Conference Recap: Day 3

One more day of digging into digital transformation.

As the sun rose over Chicago, digital transformation was, again, on the minds of conference-goers, who gathered for a final day of digging into this topic.

During breakout sessions, Control System Integrators Association’s Jose Rivera explored the new opportunities (and new challenges) for the automation ecosystem presented in this

swiss

Conference venue Swissotel Chicago

digital age. Wayne Perry of Kaeser Compressors revealed how a digital approach can reveal the massive, hidden leaks within compressed-air systems, which are costing enterprises millions each year.

Other topics included digital design and scalability in gas-processing, the role of augmented reality in uncovering new knowledge, the value of open-source communities and the idea of “optimization as a service.”

Presenters celebrated the reduction in wires within plants, and touted new frontiers in machine-productivity courtesy of the IIoT. 

glen

Harbor Research's Glen Allmendinger

 

In the closing session, titled "Digital Transformation Requires Alignment of Technical, Organizational Architectures," Glen Allmendinger, president of Harbor Research, admitted that the roadmap to success has not yet been defined.

“But it’s still early in the game,” he stressed to a room full of digital-transformation players intent on winning.

 

CLICK TO FIND A RECAP OF DAY 1 AND DAY 2.

Free Subscriptions

Smart Industry Digital Edition

Access the entire print issue on-line and be notified each month via e-mail when your new issue is ready for you. Subscribe Today.

smartindustry.com E-Newsletters

Biweekly updates delivering feature articles, headlines with direct links to the top news stories that are critical to staying up to date on the industry — company news, product announcements, technical issues and more. Subscribe Today.